Bharat Bandh: Business establishments remain closed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Shops and other business establishments across Odisha remain closed as the Odisha Traders’ Association extended support to the Bharat Bandh called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Friday.

Bharat Bandh was observed in protest against Goods and Services Tax (GST), hike in fuel price and e-way bill.

Shops and other commercial establishments remained closed in several places of the state including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Balasore and Berhampur.

Sudhakar Panda, general secretary of Odisha Traders’ Association said, “We demand simplification of GST. We are also protesting fuel price hike and e-way bill.”

He said the government should consider the demands made by the traders.